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• Before leaving home, be sure you are fit enough and equipped sufficiently to undertake your walk.If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short easy walk first—it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
• Most of our walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for both walk and weather
(you can check our web-site for the day’s weather).
• Bring some food and drink even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may possibly refuse to accept participants who are not adequately fit or equipped. If in doubt phone the leader first.
• For your own and others’ safety, please abide by the advice herein and the instructions of the walk leader.
• Although walking is one of the safest outdoor activities, none is completely without risk. It is your responsibility to behave sensibly and minimise the potential for accidents. You are NOT covered by us or the leaders for personal injury or loss—the cost would have been too great and the scheme could not have gone ahead. It is your decision if you walk with us under these terms.
• If you are unknown to your walking group, you may be asked for your name at the start. Please co-operate and give it.
THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Changes to our Walking Programme
The Ramblers have notified us that their guided walks programme is still cancelled, now up to 30th June at the earliest. This also applies to all the Whaley Thorns outings from the Heritage Centre. For the three Mansfield and Pinxton walks you are asked to contact Denis Hill, on the number supplied, to check the situation and take the opportunity to get a self-guided walk booklet for them. All groups walks in Sherwood Forest are cancelled at present, including Chris Thompson’s Robin Hood and Friar Tuck walks. Please check when restrictions are relaxed.
The Gedling Country Park Saturday wildlife walks are also cancelled, but check later in the year if restrictions are relaxed.
St. Ann’s Allotments tours are not yet cancelled, but check first on the number supplied.
Similarly, for the two Potwell Dyke walks in late May, telephone first to check.
Notts Wildlife Trust planned events and walks are still suspended until 31st May, but after that, check their web-site or telephone the Reserves, some of which are open.
Gay Woods’s Linby walk 24th June—cancelled.
Walking for Health
All the Ramblers ‘Walking for Health’ still suspended until at least 30th June, but check each group after that. Most of these health walks are not Rambler–sponsored however, so check with those who are not, before you go. Contact numbers are in the booklet.
Of the three Local Access Forum walks, the March one is cancelled. Please check first for the other two in September and December.
NOTE: According to the current Government instructions, we can now walk in small groups of no more than six on Gedling Country Park, maintaining a ‘social distance’. However we are not yet resuming the Saturday wildlife walks over there until further restrictions are lifted, and we can gather more closely.
We shall let you know on this page when the Ramblers and other organisations resume normal group walking. It is not yet. If you have other queries, please email email@example.com for support.
Brian Cluff, Chairman, Notts Guided Walks Partnership